A few months ago, I discovered Wasabi, the London-based Japanese fast casual restaurant chain, just opened its first U.S. location in Times Square. The "Pret" of Japanses food, Wasabi specializes in a wide selection of individually-wrapped sushi and Japanese hot food favorites, including bento boxes and noodle soups, as well as made-to-order salads and special sushi rolls, all made fresh in-store daily. I had to work late the other night, so I decided to stop by for a quick to-go dinner.
The first thins I noticed when I walked in was Wasabi’s open, airy space, with clean white lines and pops of bright green - which was a welcome respite from the hectic and often dirty Times Square atmosphere. There were several counters that held individually wrapped sushi, bento boxes and drinks for you to pick up. I grabbed a tray and selected a few pieces of neatly wrapped sushi ($1.00 to $1.50 a piece).
|Chicken Katsu Yakisoba|
Wasabi Sushi and Bento
561 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10036